As well as A Town Called Pandemonium, we have more chapbooks and novelettes on the horizon.
Our next digital-only chapbook is 1853, which will be released alongside A Town Called Pandemonium. In Town, all the book's events take place in one (tumultuous) year in one (very odd) town. In 1853, we broaden the horizon with slightly-alternate histories set all over the world.
The contributors are Marc Aplin, Laura Graham and Jonathan Green. Mr. Green is a Pandemonium veteran, from Stories of the Smoke and a familiar figure to fans of Black Library, Ulysses Quicksilver, Fighting Fantasy and more. Mr. Aplin and Ms. Graham are brilliant new voices, and we're delighted to be working with them on their first publications. 1853 will have a cover by Adam Hill, who is also doing the illustrations for Town.
The stories range from Scotland to China, and contain monsters holy and unholy, human and inhuman. No more without spoilers, but the world of Pandemonium is now a much spookier place...
Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit to 1853, we really appreciated your effort and enjoyed reading your stories.
The second chapbook is the Stocking Stuffer 2012, a new collection of darkly fantastic tales for the holiday season. We're still working on the contributors, but we've already got the cover.
This is another spectacular illustration from Sarah Anne Langton, who did such a fantastic job on the 2011 edition. We love the direction she took this time around, and it will inform the whole feel of the collection...
Our chapbooks aren't (dead tree) printed, but they're a point of pride for us - we're really proud to bring new authors to print and provide a platform for established voices to try weird and wonderful new things.
In June, we released a set of three novelettes with an extremely limited print run (26!) - Pandemonium tales past, present and future in a deluxe format. They're fun collectibles and great stories.
We're pleased to announce that our novelettes will now be a quarterly release.
This winter's selection will be Archie Black's Uncle Smoke - her whirlwind aerial tour of London that first appeared in Stories of the Smoke (and recorded by Charles Hunt for Dark Fiction Magazine). Ms. Black is adding in several new sections to the story, with her feathered protagonists exploring even more dark corners of the city.
Next spring, the novelette selection will be Will Hill's The Sad Tale of the Deakins Boys, which will first appear in November's A Town Called Pandemonium. As well as being a brilliant stand-alone introduction to the town of Pandemonium, The Sad Tale will contain some of the 'behind the scenes' world-building material as extra content.
Not all of our novelettes will be related to the anthologies. In fact, we've already found a few unpublished stories that we can't wait to bring out in 2013. The novelette is a lovely length and we enjoy the extreme collectibility of the 26-copy signed and lettered editions. Pounce quickly...
Uncle Smoke will be out in November/December 2012. The Sad Tale of the Deakins Boys will be out early in 2013.
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